Nigeria's Intelligence Agencies Dominated By Northerners - Murray-Bruce
Buhari is a former military leader of the West African country. Image: Trentonline

Senator Ben Murray-Bruce has said the country’s intelligence agencies are being dominated by people from northern Nigeria.

President Muhammadu Buhari replaced Matthew Seiyefa with Yusuf Bichi on Thursday as Director-General of Department of State Services (DSS)

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However, the appointment of Bichi, a northerner, did not go down well with a group of southern leaders who accused the President of dividing Nigeria more than any other leader in the nation’s history.

Seiyefa, a southerner, was appointed in an acting capacity after Lawal Daura was dismissed for ordering the laying of a siege to the National Assembly.

Speaking on the issue, Murray-Bruce tweeted that There must be balance in Nigeria’s Intelligence agencies.

“Definitely, the North is part of Nigeria and deserves to be well represented in the intelligence infrastructure, but there is a difference between being represented and dominating. All intelligence chiefs are Northerners.”